What It Is
More widely known as the Vampire Facial treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) systems allow the collection of platelets, plasma and fibrin that contain essential growth factors. When administered to areas such as tired-looking eyes, dark circles under the eyes, crepey skin and fine lines, PRP promotes tissue regeneration and collagen stimulation to improve skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles in a completely safe and natural fashion.
Vampire Facial or PRP treatments stimulate your own body to rejuvenate your skin and help you put your best face forward! Over a series of treatments customized to your individual needs, PRP injections transform your skin and improve the luminosity and skin tone to provide a clear, youthful, glowing complexion.
As you might have guessed from its name, the Vampire Facial treatment is performed on your face in order to treat a variety of skin concerns while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. These concerns include:
- Acne, trauma, or surgical scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Dull skin
- Thin, crepey skin
How to Prepare
While your aesthetician will be able to provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your Vampire Facial treatment, there are some things that you will want to keep in mind. For a couple of weeks prior to your treatment, you will want to avoid unprotected and excessive exposure to the sun or tanning beds.
Additionally, you will want to make sure to stay hydrated and drink a lot of water in the days leading up to your appointment, as well as arrive with a bare face.
How It Works
When it comes to a typical Vampire Facial, there are five main steps. The first one being the collection of a sample of your own blood which is then spun in a centrifuge to remove red blood cells. What is left behind after this process is complete is a platelet-rich plasma that is used throughout the treatment process to generate collagen production.
Next, the microneedling portion of the Vampire Facial treatment begins. While most clients describe this part of the procedure as feeling less painful and more as if there is a light vibration over the top of their skin, you do have the option to have a topical numbing cream applied before it begins.
Overall, the entire Vampire Facial treatment takes only around 45 minutes.
Results You Can Expect
This non-invasive procedure is designed to provide you with overall skin rejuvenation. In order to achieve the best results possible, you may want to consider undergoing multiple Vampire Facial treatments. For the best results, we recommend a series of four to six procedures spaced four to six weeks apart from each other. Following your first treatment, you can expect to see gradual results, with smoother and more refined skin after a couple of months.
In order to maintain the results of your Vampire Facial treatment, you will want to ensure that you have a really good skincare regime in place. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis—which you should be doing anyway—can also help to maintain your results.
At the end of the day, the results you can expect will depend on your individual skin concerns that you are treating and what your goals with Vampire Facial are.
Aftercare and Recovery
Depending on how aggressive the microneedling portion of your Vampire Facial treatment was will determine how much recovery time you will need. You can expect to experience some redness within the first few days following your procedure. However, these symptoms should subside on their own within a few days to a week.
We recommend that you do not wash your face for at least six hours after your treatment. We also advise that you do not wear any makeup for a few days in order to give your skin the best chance at healing and showing you the radiant results you’re looking for.
All aftercare instructions will be more thoroughly discussed with you during your initial consultation.
As previously mentioned, you can expect some redness in the days following your procedure. Other potential, less severe side effects include inflammation and swelling, which should resolve on its own as well. More uncommon, but serious complications include the potential for infection and scarring.
Why Choose APT Medical Aesthetics?
APT Medical Aesthetics provides an extensive array of cosmetic treatments to our clientele, including Vampire Facials. One of the preeminent med spas in the Oakville area, our team of expert aestheticians will gladly work with you in order to identify your skin and aesthetic goals. With their help, you will be able to map out the best course of treatment to get you there.
You deserve to feel beautiful and confident in your skin, which is why you should make the Vampire Facial treatment a part of your skincare journey. To book your free consultation, contact us today!